When most people think of the cover of The College Dropout, they think of its original brown cover. But if you go to buy the album in stores now, you'll probably find it on shelves with its white cover. Why? Well, according to Plain Pat, after the album was remastered it was re-released with its white cover. "We remastered it four times to get it right," said Pat. "And it was so much later nobody even cared. [Laughs.] We were already working on the next album and there I was still approving roughs from the first album."
The album was re-released with a white cover because it was remastered four times.